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Archives for October 2018

Employee Health Fair Tuesday and Wednesday

Employee Health Fair Oct 30th and Oct  31st. 

Great opportunity for our employees to check out some healthy recipes, health topics, new services coming to our hospital, winter safety tips, and more. Today until 5pm and tomorrow 7am until noon.


National Pharmacy Week 2018

Join us in celebrating National Pharmacy Week October 21 – 27, 2018!

Each year we celebrate our team of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists who work collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, laboratorians, and many others to ensure our patients receive excellent care. Pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising providers on best drug choices, monitoring patient medication therapies, providing patient education, and working with new technology to enhance medication safety and administration.

We’d like to acknowledge all the different service areas and providers that work together to ensure safe and effective medication use at Hutchinson Health, and for their role in improved patient outcomes. It is only with this team approach that we are able to realize our mission of advancing health with our community.

Pharmacy staff

Cardiac Rehab Class

Have you or someone you love recently experienced a cardiac event?

Hutchinson Health wants to help patients live
a healthy, active life after a cardiac event. Our
Cardiac Rehab services are designed to assist and
equip those in our community who are diagnosed
with heart disease with the information, support
and physical training they need to prevent
future cardiac events. In order to be eligible and
participate in Cardiac Rehab, a physician’s order is required.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized, monitored
exercise and education program designed to return
an individual to as active a lifestyle as possible after
a cardiac event. The cardiac rehab experience will
provide you with the tools to actively mange your health.

This specialized cardiac program offers guidance, support, and education to both the patient and their families.

Led by Hutchinson Health Staff the cardiac rehab
program includes assistance from dietitians and
nurses while addressing common and unique patient
questions around the topics of:
Lifestyle Changes Often
• Smoking Cessation
• Healthy Weight
• Lowering Stress
• Daily Exercise
• Healthy Food Choices
• Cholesterol Monitoring
• Regular Heart Rate Monitoring
• Avoiding/Limiting Alcohol or Caffeine
• Adequate Rest and Sleep Routine
• Monitor Glucose Levels
• Improve Emotional Health
• Support System
• Lifestyle Changes
• Recognizing Chest Pain
• Stress, Exercise, and Relaxation
• Medications
• Understanding the Heart and Heart Disease
• Nutrition
• Family Support

Call 320-234-5000 x7158 Janet Mraz to register or for inquiries.

cardiac rehab wall that reads Healing hearts and touching lives

October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month…Wear Orange!

The staff at Hutchinson Health Pediatric Therapy are wearing orange to support all families whose children face sensory processing difficulties.

If your child needs some extra help, talk to your doctor about a Speech, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy referral.

Two of the Pediatric therapy staff 3 members of the pediatric staff wearing orange

Pink Lights at the Cancer Center

Check out our pink lights at night! The Cancer Center is part of an initiative to spread awareness during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. HealthPartners buildings are lit pink all month.

This is an annual campaign to equip people with the information and resources they need to spread awareness within their own family and circle of friends. It’s a time dedicated toward helping people understand how prominent breast cancer is and what can be done to help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.

Pink lights at the Hutch Health entrance for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Hospital Auxiliary Donates New Urgent Care Equipment

Hutchinson Health Auxiliary teamA huge thank you to the Hutchinson Health Auxiliary for their recent donation to our new Urgent Care area.

Their donation provided:

  • 1 EKG Machine
  • 10 Exam Tables
  • 2 Procedure Room Tables
  • 1 Vital Signs Monitor
  • 2 Procedure Room Exam Lights
  • 2 Scales (one adult and one pediatric)

The donation totaled over $50,000. We so appreciate their commitment and dedication to healthcare and our community. The proceeds from the Hospital Gift Shop and Thrift Store are used towards their mission. Please thank the volunteers, visit these locations, and consider joining/volunteering for this dedicated organization. Call Anna Harvala for information 320-484-4513.